A collaborative painting from Aboriginal Yamaji Artists from Western Australia and a collaborative quilt from South African indigenous artists, produced together for the Shared Sky exhibition. Being located on similar latitudes on both continents, the two SKA sites in Australia and South Africa present essentially identical views of the night sky to the peoples that have lived there for tens of thousands of years, and to whom some of the oldest known artwork on earth can be attributed. Shared Sky reflects the SKA’s One Sky concept: that no borders exist in the sky and that the night sky is an increasingly scarce natural resource that belongs to and is shared by all humanity.
PHOTO BY: Yamaji Art Centre, Western Australia / Bethesda Arts Centre, South Africa
OUTREACH, EDUCATION & MULTIMEDIA
Outreach and education are key parts of the global SKA program. Through these efforts, we aim to raise awareness of the scientific objectives and progress of the SKA telescope project among scientists, policy makers, educational establishments and the general public.
Our outreach and education activities range from attending important public astronomy events around the world, to hosting and organising workshops, teacher events, student events, and communicating via both social media channels and traditional media outlets.
The SKA Organisation puts a strong emphasis on communicating, engaging and reaching out to the public. You can follow the SKA on:
Contact is the SKA Magazine. Published by the SKA Organisation’s Communications team, it brings together and covers the broad range of SKA activities taking place around the world in a single publication.
For a complete overview of the SKA in a handy printable form, download the SKA Brochure and the SKA Prospectus, full of detailed information and high-resolution images on the project and the telescope. As the project moves toward construction, we will be developing localised versions of various SKA materials.